Different types of accessories.
You have many different types of accessories. These are matters that have to do with the drum kit, or with the drummer. For the drum kit, think of things like protective coversor hard suitcases. Or slide prevention. Think of a drum cloth. In addition, you also have the accessories that adjust the sound of the drums. Think of dampingor the so-called "moongel". For the drummer himself you have to think more in the direction of blister prevention. Think about drum gloves. And accessories such as a metronome can only be a big plus for any drummer. In the following paragraphs we will explore some of these products in more detail.
Drum covers and hard cases.
A drum kit is not just something to transport. It has several large parts and is heavy. In addition, there is a lot of metal hardware included. They, in turn, all have screws and protruding parts attached to them. If you throw all this loose in a car, you are bound to get damaged. This can be on the car but of course also on the drum set itself. We would of course prefer to avoid both. So you have the covers and hard cases on the market for this. A cover is a soft solution. The advantage is that your drum set does not get scratched easily. It is a (often waterproof) cover that is custom made for each drum. A separate cover for your snare, a cover for your bass drum and so for each drum separately. The hardware is stored in a special hardware bag. The disadvantage of soft covers is that apart from the scratch resistant, there is still a risk of dents and cracks in the drums. If a cover falls, the light will absorb the blow. Unfortunately, if it hits or hits hard enough, the drums will certainly be damaged. You don't have this with a hard case. A hard case is a hard case. These are in many cases lined with foam and custom fabricated for almost any size drum or drum. A better alternative if you often have to drag your drum set and want to keep it tidy.
A drum cloth is a simple solution to a major problem. Every drummer without a cloth will experience it or have experienced it. Drumming while your bass drum continues to slide further away from you. In many cases, a drum cloth immediately solves this problem. You just have the standard carpets. These solve a lot already. You also have the special one with a block on the end. Here you can push the bass drum against it so that the chance of sliding is completely minimized.
Accessories that adjust the sound.
You have several solutions for this (as mentioned above). In this category we are talking about materials that dampen the sound. This muting can sometimes be very light. Like with moongel. These are small adhesive discs for your drum heads. They ensure that your sound is quickly transformed into a warmer and softer tone. Perfect for situations where you want to quickly adjust your sound. Dampers are a somewhat heavier solution. You put these rings on your drum head. They prevent a strong resonant sound. And to go even more rigorously, you have damping mats. These are rubber mats to the size of your drums. They optimally dampen the sound of the drums. This is not intended for the stage. It is a solution to be able to practice at home without getting angry neighbors at the door.
Drum gloves are a perfect solution for drummers who blister easily. They are gloves with extra grip on the palms. They ensure that there is no such friction between stick and skin. In addition, it also prevents you from letting your sticks fly out of your hands.
Every drummer should practice with a metronome. This is a statement that we certainly dare to make. As a drummer you are the foundation of the band when it comes to keeping pace. You ensure that everyone keeps playing in time without speeding up or slowing down. It is therefore important that the drummer does not do this himself. By practicing with a metronome or playing live with a metronome you can make this easier.
Hardware: An umbrella name for everything related to stands and clamps in the drum world.
Bass drum: The largest drum in a drum kit. Played with a foot pedal.
Snare drum: The drum between a drummer's knees. Equipped with a string mat on the bottom, this gives it its own unique sound in the drum kit.
Resonate: The reverberation of a certain tone.